A milestone moment for Fanshawe College's Paramedic program took place in December as the first peer-reviewed publication from a student-led research project in the program was published. The study, by Lucy Kus, Cassidy Gosling and Taylor Wilson investigated empathy levels in paramedic students, was published in the latest issue of the journal 'International Paramedic Practice'.
Faculty member Alan Batt, who supervised the research project and guided the team through the publication process stated, "This is a big moment for our program. As an ardent supporter and proponent of student-led contributions to the profession, this publication by Lucy, Cassidy and Taylor stands as an example to all students that their effort is important and is valued by paramedics. I am very proud of the hard work that they have put in over the past few months. This is hopefully the start of continued peer-reviewed contributions by Fanshawe paramedic students."
The abstract can be viewed here: https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/ippr.2018.8.3.42
In January, a second peer-reviewed publication from a student-led research project in the Paramedic program was published. The study, by Alberto Pagano, Kate Robinson, Chris Ricketts, Jenalyn Cundy Jones, Lisa Henderson and Wes Cartwright, investigated empathy levels in paramedic students was published in the latest issue of the journal 'International Journal of Caring Sciences'.
Alan Batt, who supervised the research project and guided the team through the publication process stated, "It is great to see students continue to contribute to the body of knowledge of the paramedic profession. Alberto and his team have published the second study on empathy in Canadian paramedic students. These studies are essential to help us to understand contemporary issues in paramedic practice and education in Canada - and Fanshawe students are leading the charge."
The article is available at http://www.internationaljournalofcaringsciences.org/docs/18_batt_original_11_3_2.pdf